DOCTORS at one of the country’s largest hospitals are costing the taxpayer millions of euro by failing to fill out private patient paperwork, which is then wrongly written off as “bad debt”.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2012
OVER €80,000 has been spent since July on housing 266 junior doctors recruited from India and Pakistan — almost half of whom have since been unable to register for hospital work due to red tape.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
THE HSE spent a massive €26 million on locum doctors to fill chronic staff shortages across public hospitals in the first half of this year.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2011
THE HSE spent over €113,000 of taxpayers’ money to send 36 officials to India and Pakistan during a 10-day search for new doctors from the region.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2011
THE HSE wants to recruit more junior doctors from abroad than the number of posts it needs to fill as part of plans to cut spiralling costs for existing staff.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2011
AN Irish woman in the final stages of multiple sclerosis has been effectively blocked from travelling to Switzerland with a close friend following claims she was seeking to die by assisted suicide.
Fri, 06 May, 2011
Thousands of doctors throughout Ireland will gather in Dublin today for a conference, outlining their new legal requirements.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2011
IRELAND’S medical watchdog has warned that patients are at risk of serious medical mistakes because EU workforce rules mean common market doctors do not need to pass English language exams to work in this country.
Sat, 11 Sep, 2010
STRICT new laws must be introduced to force Ireland’s €30 million cosmetic surgery industry to protect patients at risk of marketing ploys, punitive cancellation polices and clinics with little or no emergency supports.
Mon, 23 Aug, 2010
THE HSE has been told it may need to change existing legislation to prevent 1,200 junior doctors from working anywhere in Ireland or abroad without assessments on their competency.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
YOU walk into a room and search for somewhere to sit. It’s crowded but luckily a single chair is still free, next to what appears to be a respectable grandmother.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2009
Dublin-based iB Solutions, an IBA Health Group company (ASX:IBA), has won a contract worth more than €600,000 with the Medical Council of Ireland to develop a system for the country’s 17,000 doctors to register membership online.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2008